Let’s be real: You probably never think about your heart health. You’re young, you’re in shape, you eat mostly healthy. What’s there to worry about? Well, even if you feel freaking amazing—you could still secretly be at risk for hypertension, or high blood pressure.
That’s because some of the causes of high blood pressure are anything but obvious. And, left undiagnosed or untreated, high blood pressure can contribute to atherosclerosis (plague buildup in the arteries), cardiovascular disease, and even potentially fatal heart attacks and stroke. No good.
If you suspect any of these eight factors might be giving you issues, talk to your doctor about preventative measures:
Excerpted from Women’s Health